All of our Kids Eat Smart Clubs throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are supported and provided with funds, grants and donations that allow the Clubs to continue to run year after year.We are thankful for the generous support we receive from ournumerous partners, donors and community members throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. We encourage Kids Eat SmartClubs to explore ways to fundraise and we have made some suggestions for you to consider.
Since Kids Eat Smart Clubs mission is to provide children with nutritious foods, what better way to fundraise for your club then using food as the initiative. Below are some healthy and fun ways you can fundraise for your clubs:
Bake sale: Have a bake sale that offers healthy food options instead of the traditional cookies, pies and cheesecakes. You could send a letter with suggested healthy options, it could include items such a whole wheat bread rolls, oatmeal cookies, banana muffins, etc.
Smoothie stand: At a community or school event, blend up some delicious recipes and sell them for a $1.00 – $2.00. It will be a great hit and you’ll make some cash for your club. You’ll make even more cash if you can get those ingredients for your smoothies donated by a local grocery store!
Vegetable bags and fruit baskets: Collect orders for either vegetable bags or fruit baskets from parents, teachers and community members. Charge a price that will allow you to make at least a $2.00 profit on each.
Recipe book: If your club is in a junior high or high school, have each student of a class such as Home Economics bring along a healthy recipe. Put all the recipes together into a booklet and sell them to parents, teachers and community members. If your school is an elementary school, maybe you can get parents to send along their favorite healthy recipes.
There are many other things you can do with food and fundraising….so get out there and start fundraising for your club!!
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador